Ex-DC Worker Sentenced in Summer Jobs Attempted Sex Abuse

33 months in prison

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    Thomas Nelson was accused of exposing himself to and inappropriately touching a teenage girl in the summer jobs program.

    A man who pleaded guilty to making sexual advances on a teenage girl who was participating in a summer employment program has been sentenced to almost three years in prison.

    Thomas Nelson was sentenced Friday in D.C. Superior Court to 33 months in prison.

    The 55-year-old Nelson pleaded guilty in August to a charge of attempted sexual abuse of a minor. Prosecutors said Nelson was supervising the girl and other teenagers who were participating in the District of Columbia's Summer Youth Employment Program.

    Nelson exposed himself to the girl, touched her inappropriately, and later sent her a text message directing her not to tell anyone, prosecutors said. The girl told her mother, and Nelson was then arrested.